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AML Operations Manager

About the Role

Reporting to the Financial Services Director, the AML Operations Manager position is a key role within the business that will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of appropriate AML risk management frameworks and controls to ensure adherence to group risk and compliance policies. With increasing regulatory requirements and expectations, this role will be part of the Senior Financial Services team ensuring that financial services responsibilities within An Post comply with appropriate policies and procedures, industry risk management practices, and regulatory requirements in respect of risk and compliance.

You will manage a team and be responsible for devising and executing an AML assurance program over activities undertaken in the business, devising effective controls and overseeing day to day activities within the AML team. You will be involved in a wide variety of initiatives and projects, including the development of new products and services. 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities associated with the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the Anti Money Laundering First Line of Defence team in protecting the organisation against any anti-money laundering and related financial crime activities.
  • Ensuring that there are clear policies, procedures and controls in place covering all AML risks, including operational and compliance risks.
  • Embedding AML and other compliance policies, providing coaching and creating a strong, positive culture in the AML First Line of Defence (FLOD) Team and the FLOD Monitoring and Compliance Team to ensure the ways of working are structured for success.
  • Overseeing and managing the day to day activities performed by the AML Team across Screening, On-boarding (KYC), Customer Due Diligence and Transaction Monitoring.
  • Maintaining the Compliance Risk Register and monitoring the action plans to address any deficiencies identified.
  • Coordinating with different department managers as appropriate on compliance matters.
  • Providing quality assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Financial Services control environment through the implementation of an assurance program that is flexible, adaptable and effective.
  • Reporting on compliance activities, including Monitoring & Assurance and Compliance Risk and Control.
  • Monitoring emerging trends relating to risk events, KRI’s or breaches of risk appetite and working collaboratively with First Line colleagues to ensure that risk management processes and controls are updated to address all changed requirements.
  • Ensuring that the Risk and Control Assessment Reporting process (including reporting to senior management) is well defined and effective.
  • Liaising on an ongoing basis with the Head of FS Compliance and this team, who will operate as a second line of defence, on issues related to the effective management of risk and compliance.
  • Supporting the Financial Services operations management in interactions with risk, compliance, internal and external auditors, in addition to reviewing and implementing all audit recommendations.
Knowledge & Experience


You will have a professional compliance qualification or relevant third level degree with at least 5 years’ recent, proven experience in an AML or similar Financial Services Risk Management role, preferably in the financial services or insurance industries. You will have experience and knowledge of AML industry practise and control, ideally banking. You will be highly experienced in delivering change programmes with the ability to think strategically in developing solutions and a track record of delivering projects to time, cost and quality.

Excellent analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively, presenting complex details, concepts and information at the appropriate level relative to the audience is key. You will have the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and adapt to varied decision making scenarios. You are adept at building and maintaining excellent relationships across multiple business functions. You will also be a team player who can lead and develop their team to be excellent risk professionals.

Critical Competencies

(The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:)
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving and Analysis
  • Results Orientation
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • Communication

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:
  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • PRIP Bonus Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass 
  • City centre location 

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV to talent@anpost.ie by 5.00pm on Thursday, 07th October 2021.

An Post is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply!

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.

An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do.

We are committed to digital transformation enabling us to build customer-centred competitive services. Read more about our progress as well as our CSR, sustainability and equality commitments here today!

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